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Celebrities always walk a fine line between welcoming publicity and trying to live privately. Unfortunately, it's hard to have it both ways.

Steamy Scene

Take Britney Spears for instance.

She almost literally grew up before the cameras in the Mickey Mouse Club along with Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake.

As a teen, she became a megastar and has been in the public eye ever since. There was even a (crappy) reality show about her marriage to Kevin Federline.

But now she's in full-on train wreck mode.

The singer with the shaved head has a mountain of personal problems, and if you combine that with the stress of not getting to see her kids whenever she wants, it may have been what pushed the star over the edge Wednesday.

As we reported yesterday, Spears came by K-Fed's pad in Tarzana, Calif., to see her young sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James, but FedEx refused to let the troubled pop star inside.

Fuming, she stopped by a gas station afterward and unleashed her fury on a photographer's car with an umbrella (breaking the umbrella in the process) before jumping back in her vehicle and speeding away.

She resurfaced later that night at Promises Malibu Treatment Center, where she checked into rehab for the second time this week and the third time in a month - of course, Brit bailed twice after less than 24 hours.

This really isn't funny. The important thing is that Spears is now getting the help she needs. But anyway, are some hilarious pictures of her freaking the f*%k out.

PHOTO CREDITS: x17online.com

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To combat her inner turmoil, some celebrities hit the bottle hard, sport a shaved head and feverishly check in and out and back into rehab.

Addison Montgomery, on the other hand, drinks - and gets her own TV show. See, Britney Spears? There are more effective ways of moving on with life!

No Bra, No Problem

Seriously though. Even with a towel-clad, hunky McSteamy in the room, you can tell this hot Grey's Anatomy doctor's mind is somewhere else. Wishing she were on her very own series, perhaps? See below...

Yes, it's true. The character, portrayed by the lovely Kate Walsh, will be starring in a spin-off beginning in May. Some are skeptical that a new show can carry on the Grey's magic, but we feel that with Walsh as the lead, it's got a fighting chance.

We were also pushing for a spinoff of The OC. Like three years ago. One in which only Peter Gallagher, Rachel Bilson and Adam Brody starred. And Mischa Barton got killed off. Man that would have ruled.

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Britney Spears is back in rehab. Again.

We're told the singer and everyone around her hopes the third time is a charm. The emergency custody hearing Kevin Federline wanted has been cancelled because of the new development. There will be no custody hearing today.

Jayden Wants Attention

Sources say Federline is concerned for Britney Spears' welfare and wants her to get the help she is now seeking. But this will reportedly be the bald one's last chance - if she leaves rehab before getting full treatment, K-Fed plans to immediately go to court seeking orders allowing him custody.

TMZ sources claim Spears showed up at Federline's house last night and he wouldn't let her in. Those sources say the children are now in the custody of Federline and have been since last week.

Spears' inpatient rehab program is supposed to last between 30-45 days. It comes not a moment too soon. A source tells Us Weekly that his mother and Lynne Spears have joined forces to aid FedEx while he has cared for his sons.

"He is beyond sad," says a Federline pal. "This is the worst week of his entire life. He doesn't even want to pick up the phone. Things are beyond not well with Britney, and he wants her to get help. He still loves her."

Despite his estranged wife's wild ways, Federline reportedly is doing whatever it takes to care for little Jayden James and Sean Preston.

"Britney's family feels Kevin has been a blessing and they are very impressed with him taking so much responsibility," a Spears family source said yesterday.

"Britney's family found out from the news that Britney had left rehab again. She hasn't asked to see the kids because she knows she is not well and she does not want to scare [Sean Preston]. She has no credit cards or cash. She is basically on the run at the moment."

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Sorry, Kevin Federline.

Good effort, though. At least you tried.

Star of the Circus

Alas, TMZ confirms today that Britney Spears left rehab. Again.

The singer checked into Promises treatment center yesterday, but the gal with the shaved head appearently just couldn't deal with it and bolted.

It's the same story as last week, when Britney was in and out of a rehab facility in Antigua within 24 hours of checking her drunk, ugly ass in.

EXTRA is reporting that Britney Spears tried to get into a tattoo parlor before going home, but it was closed. Which is too bad. The girl's shorn white dome could use a nice tattoo. Don't you agree? Come on. Think Travis Barker style.

But at least Bald Brit she got herself a Red Bull (see below).

Meanwhile, TMZ reports that the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services has received numerous phone calls to their hotline ... about Britney Spears!

Sources say the Child Protection hotline received calls on Britney's kids, Sean Preston Federline, 17 months, and Jayden James Federline, 5 months, and her recent bizarre behavior.

The DCFS provides a 24-7 phone number that any resident in the Los Angeles area can use to report issues or problems regarding children in trouble.

One would think they'd get a lot of calls about Michael Jackson's kids too, but they'd probably have to be human first. Sucks for Prince Michael I & II.

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Sources say Britney Spears relies too heavily on nannies to help care for her two sons, Sean Preston, 17 months, and Jayden James, 5 months.

Pink Boa

Wow, we're astonished.

When Spears is alone with her kids, "she gets overwhelmed," a source tells Us Weekly, which features a newly-shorn Britney Spears on its cover. "She gets so frustrated when they cry, asking, 'How do I make it stop?' But she loves her kids."

If you're thinking of applying for a nanny job with the wigger, first read what one job candidate claims were the requirements when she applied last year:

PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS = NONE
"Britney didn't ask me one thing about my child care experience. She only wanted to know about my personal life."

MUST BE A FRIEND ABOVE ALL ELSE
"The agency that called me emphasized that Britney was looking for a nanny who was young and hip because they wanted her to interact with people her own age. Basically, Britney wanted a friend."

MUST ADMIRE NUDE BRITNEY SPEARS
"Britney asked me and one of her nannies to come to her room to watch her try on outfits for a party one night â€" then she stripped down naked in front of us!"

MUST BE THE DE FACTO MOTHER
"One nanny told me that Britney will hold her kids for 10 minutes and then say, ‘I'm done now. You can take them.'"

BE GOOD... JUST NOT GREAT
"Britney doesn't like when [Sean Preston] prefers the nanny to her, so she fires them and looks for a new one."

Great stuff. It seems like Britney, who recently had a meltdown and shaved her head, then freaked and got a wig, then checked into rehab (and out of rehab) twice in the past week, wasn't really ready to start a family at such a young age.

We're stunned, and frankly, a little scared for the kids at this point. For once, The Gossip and Kevin Federline probably agree on something.

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During Britney Spears' recent wild weekend, Kevin Federline canceled plans to party in Las Vegas during the NBA All-Star weekend in order to stay in Los Angeles to be available for the couple's children.

Needless to say, we never imagined six months ago that we'd be writing such things about K-Fed. But that's the way the Hollywood Gossip world turns.

Sgt. Spears

"Kevin is concerned for Britney and his children," says a friend of FedEx. "Of course he's concerned about her. He loves her. He's always loved her - even after she started divorce proceedings."

The couple has two sons together, Sean Preston, 17 months, and Jayden James, 5 months.

According to another source, the aspiring rapper and Nationwide pitchman had booked a room from February 14-19 at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, but canceled the reservation.

It's not clear if the K-Hole has been in direct contact with his sons or Spears, who voluntarily entered a rehabilitation facility on Tuesday. But it's looking like he played some role in getting the troubled, newly-bald Britney there.

The pop princess checked into Promises in Malibu yesterday, but the nervous breakdown that landed her there, TMZ reports, started with a furious phone fight with Kevin Federline.

The alleged topic of said conversation may surprise you.

"Kevin threatened Britney that he was going to have people test her hair to find out exactly what she's been up to," says an OK! Magazine source, which then led to Britney's well-documented shaved head.

For now, that's just hair-say. But one thing's for sure - Kevin isn't the only one who wanted her in rehab. Family members made desperate pleas for Britney to get help, and convinced her to go to Promises.

Let's hope she stays there.

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One died prematurely and one has gone bald prematurely - but the two female celebrities most often in the news these days had a lot in common.

Brit Spears Picture

Or so thought Anna Nicole Smith.

Six months before her tragic death, the pregnant model reached out via video to Britney Spears, Us Magzine reports.

In the video, an 8-months-pregnant Smith directly addressed Spears, who was also expecting her second child (their respective babies, Dannielynn and Jayden James, were born five days apart in September):

"If you see this for some oddball reason â€" because I look at your stuff, too [referring to Spears' website ... or maybe The Hollywood Gossip coverage of her] â€" and you want to be friends, I would love so much to hang out with you," she said. "I think you're totally cool, and I think we're about to have babies around the same time…I would just love to meet you."

Anna then mentions a man more dangerous than Brit's ex, Kevin Federline, at his most irresponsible.

"You can call my lawyer, my best friend, my confidant Howard K. Stern. I think everyone has his number."

"He'll give it out to you, Britney. Take cares [sic], and I hope that you do great on your second pregnancy. I'm sure you won't even see this, but if you do, I'd really love to talk to you. Bye."

Alas, Spears never saw the message. Probably because she was wasted.

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T.H. Gossip has learned that Britney Spears is back in rehab. Sources say Spears checked into an in-patient facility in Los Angeles after her family members pressed her to check in. Britney Spears reportedly entered the facility late this morning.

Her fall from grace makes us long for the days when Britney Spears was so hot, she could make an entire sports bar full of guys gaze in astonishment at a TV screen that happened to be showing her "performance" (read: striptease) at the VMAs.

Going Down ... Under!

That was 2001. It's a been a slow, steady decline since then, and while there have been some brief returns to glory in the down years since Brit married Kevin Federline, for the most part she's gone from smoking hot to smoking cigarettes... and looking pretty gross.

To illustrate, here's a brief Hollywood Gossip photo comparison of hot Britney Spears vs. wish-to-God-it-was-not Britney Spears...

ROW 1: In her heyday, Britney was the ultimate paradox: a sex symbol, yet virginal tease. Small-town girl with a big heart, unafraid to bare almost all. It was sensational. Later, after she was deflowered, twice married and always pregnant, Britney more closely resembled a trucker high on crystal meth.

ROW 2: Britney (left) in one of her music videos. Britney (right) tries her damndest to become the poster child for teen smoking and bad fashion.

ROW 3: Here we have the live, open-mouthed kiss between Britney and Madonna that inspired more adolescent fantasies than any moment in basic cable history. Adjacent is a candid shot of a lagoon creature masquerading as Britney Spears in late 2006.

ROW 4: At left, a sexy shot taken from a Britney Spears pin-up calendar of yesteryear. By that we mean 2003 (though it looks as if she's wearing no pants - foreshadowing). At right, a shot of Britney bombed out of her mind on New Year's Eve 2007. Partying is all well and good, but when images like this become commonplace, you might want to seek help.

ROW 5: The granddaddy of all comparisons. Britney's photo shoot for Esquire four years ago produced what may be the hottest pictures of any celebrity in recent memory. But it's just that - a memory. Last week, as you know, Brit shaved her head. Nice work.

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A day after the shocking news of Britney Spears shaving her head, everyone started weighing in.

It's only natural, then, that the media would seek comment from the studly pop superstar who took Britney's V-card, Justin Timberlake.

Everytime

But unlike last week, when he jokingly remarked that his ex seek help - and that OK! Magazine was going to start saying bad things about her - the man who's bringing SexyBack looked sad and maybe even a little depressed when asked about Britney's shaved head.

As he was walking away from the paparazzi, there was only silence. But after about two minutes of being hounded, he spoke up.

"It was a smart choice, she is starting over, cleaning herself up. It was the kind of thing you wouldn't expect most people to do. So she is taking a chance," he said of his bald former babe.

There has been talk that Britney has been pining for Justin from the moment she and Kevin Federline separated - and that Timberlake is not interested.

That may be, but regardless, Justin wasn't about to give the press any good sound bites. In fact, he was quick to heap praise upon Britney's (dubious) hot new look.

"She looks amazing, very GI Jane. She can pull off anything."

Demi Moore? Rolling in her grave.

Britney can take comfort in Justin's kidness. But we're guessing Timberlake would concur that his (possible) current flame, Scarlett Johansson, gets the edge in hotness these days.

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Britney Spears is getting rid of everything:

Yes, the troubled pop star with the shaved head just bought the mansion in question two months ago, and now she's looking to sell it, according to OK! Magazine.

A Hot Mess

Sources tell the mag that 16-month-old Sean Preston liked living at their old Malibu house better, so Brit may be moving back. She bought the six-bedroom spread for $7.2 million, and is offering it up for $7.5 million.

Meanwhile, the New York Daily News reports that Britney Spears' wigged out look is so radically different, that when she turned up at The Roxy on Sunday night, waiters ignored her as she sat alone in a booth.

Or maybe it's just a reflection of her fall from grace.

Before that, Cue Ball spent some "intense discussion" time with her dad, Jamie, over cups of gumbo at a Cajun joint in Encino, Calif.

Good to see that Jayden James' grandfather is still in the picture. It's more than we can say for his absentee dad. Then again, there's a little custody battle going on there - and K-Fed might do a much better job of parenting than his estranged spouse.

Britney Spears Biography

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Born
Birthplace
Kentwood, Louisiana
Full Name
Britney Jean Spears

Britney Spears Quotes

I miss it here so much! I love it so much! It makes me it's kinda like bittersweet coming here because I used to live here for two years. And when I come here, it's like, man, I wish I had my apartment here still.

Britney Spears [on New York City]

MTV has long played an important role in my career. How can I not be there to kick off their 25th VMAs?

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